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Hanabusa named to House panel on fisheries

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U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is being named as a member on the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs.

The Democrat representing Hawaii said she will work on the committee to protect Hawaii’s pristine environment.

She said there’s a need to balance managing fisheries and the health of local fishing industries.

The subcommittee is responsible for legislation on fisheries, wildlife conservation and coastal and marine environment protection.

Hanabusa also serves on the Armed Services Committee and its Readiness subcommittee and Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. In addition, she’s a member of the Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee.

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